Latest Maine state government News

State agency in Maine rejects Canadian mining company’s rezoning application

Feb. 14, 2024 17:55 PM EST

BREWER, Miane (AP) — A state agency on Wednesday rejected a Canadian mining company’s zoning application for a proposed mine on Pickett Mountain in northern Penobscot County, near Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument. The Maine Land Use Planning...

Voters choose new Georgia state senator as runoff set in state House race

Feb. 13, 2024 22:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in west Georgia chose a former state House member as their new state senator on Tuesday, while a race in a state House seat near Augusta is headed for a March 12 runoff. In state Senate District 30, Republican Tim Bearden of Carrollton won the majority of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 09, 2024 07:13 AM EST

Rutland Herald. February 6, 2024. Editorial: In unity We commend our state’s leaders in condemning recent attacks in Vermont against the LGBTQ+ community. In a statement issued this week from members of the Rainbow Caucus and allies, the elected...

Police who responded to Maine mass shooting describe potential missed opportunities to end manhunt

Feb. 08, 2024 17:09 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Police who testified before an independent commission investigating the response to a mass shooting in Maine acknowledged potential missed opportunities to end a manhunt for the shooter that locked down the community and terrified residents. Maine Gov. Janet...

Trump's presidential bid hangs in the balance in a Supreme Court case that's broken new legal ground

Feb. 07, 2024 20:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of former President Donald Trump’s attempt to return to the White House is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Thursday, the justices will hear arguments in Trump’s appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that he is not eligible to run again...

Maine judge delays decision on removing Trump from ballot until Supreme Court rules in Colorado case

Jan. 17, 2024 15:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge on Wednesday put on hold a decision on former President Donald Trump’s ballot status to allow time for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a similar case in Colorado. Trump’s lawyers appealed in state court when Secretary of State Shenna...

FBI calls bomb threats that led to brief lockdowns and evacuations of some state capitols a hoax

Jan. 03, 2024 21:07 PM EST

A bomb threat emailed to officials in several states early Wednesday briefly disrupted government affairs and prompted some state capitol evacuations, but no explosives were found and federal officials quickly dismissed the threats as a hoax. The threats follow a spate of false...

Legislators pay respects, eye gun laws as they reconvene following Maine's deadliest mass shooting

Jan. 03, 2024 17:44 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The father of one of 18 people killed in Maine’s deadliest mass shooting delivered an impassioned plea for action Wednesday as state lawmakers convened for the first time since the tragedy, taking time to read the name of each victim aloud. Honoring victims,...

Trump appeals Maine ruling barring him from ballot under the Constitution’s insurrection clause

Jan. 02, 2024 20:10 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a ruling by Maine’s secretary of state barring him from the state's primary ballot over his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump, the early front-runner for the 2024 Republican...

Maine secretary of state who opted to keep Trump off primary ballot is facing threat of impeachment

Dec. 29, 2023 19:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s top election official could face an impeachment attempt in the state Legislature over her decision to keep former President Donald Trump off the Republican primary ballot. At least one Republican lawmaker has vowed to pursue impeachment against...